Last Updated on 11th August 2022
Paul T Davies reviews Rob Madge in My Son’s A Queer But What Can You Do? now playing at Underbelly at the Edinburgh Fringe.
Underbelly @ Edinburgh Fringe.
Already award-winning, and justifiably so, Rob Madge’s autobiographical show is a joyful triumph for anyone who has glitter in their DNA! He shares with us video tapes, filmed by his Dad, of his spectacular living room performances as a child. To say he believed in his own stardom is an understatement, and they are hilariously edited as he acknowledges his own ego! (And he has masses of talent, appearing in Mary Poppins on the West End at a young age). Most feature his lovely Dad, joining in the performances, although he often misses his cues, and his grandparents. They made him a custom-built theatre and the entire audience fell in love with them. The staging works brilliantly, and the songs pay fond tribute to Disney and imagination.
Underbelly George Square
Aug 11-14, 16-21, 23-29